Most of what is written here is by myself but references multiple articles by Games Industry so probably wiser to follow them if you are interested in this sort of stuff, normally I would just add a source link but I’m covering about 5 articles at once here so just head over the Games Industry (you’ll have to forgive them for having a .biz TLD)
So the first bit of good news comes from Bandai Namco with a report that Dragon Ball FighterZ and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 have sold 10m units each for the mathematically challenged that’s 20 million units total
The good news does not stop here tho, no no! Bandai Namco also reported a full-year sales of 7.3 billion with the gaming division bringing in 2.9 billion on its own
Elsewhere in gaming, the kid magnet that is Roblox managed to increase its revue, bookings yet still came out of all that with a net loss of $268 million which according to the article is an increase on last years net loss of 160 million.
Apparently this is all normal as the company is going through a growth cycle and reinvesting where it can - I don’t know much about finances but If I’m 200 million overdrawn I’m fairly certain I would be living in a soggy box.
The upside of all this, is no layoffs are expected.
Capcom also posted profits and I’m fairly certain most people did envision this would be the case as resident evil was a huge hit for them, as has ever remake been so far.. likewise Monster Hunter Rise… all in all they came out with a net income of 273 million - up 13% according to the linked article.. weird it took them so long to do resident evil remakes in the first place but happy it has worked out for Capcom in the sense that we gamers benefit from the awesome remakes… in exchange for money of course.
Humble of the Humble Bundle variety have announced they made/raised over $33 million in donations for 2022, this article goes much deeper into where the money went and on what but so happy that Humble is doing so well and honestly they offer some shockingly good deals for a decent price .. and you get to feel like you helped in someway shape or form.
Finally, Ubisoft - well they have opted to lay off 60 from custom service centres in the UK and US, Ubisoft has since January been going on about how its not doing so well with the whole thing with the CEO asking workers to knuckle down and lots of fun corporate words that get thrown around which often translate to
- Laying off staff
- Laying off developers (required staff)
- Increasing pricing
- Selling off assets
- Selling off everything
My guess is they have a lot banked on the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Mirage game as well as Prince of Persia and if those go bad we could see Ubisoft do some even weird stuff like upcoming the price of its already meh Ubisoft+ offerings on console (its a good offering .. till you look at the competition and then .. its not so great)